Umpire collapses in Cardinals-Reds game


Published: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 12:00 a.m.
ST. LOUIS - Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley, overcome by the heat, collapsed after four innings of Sunday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.
Danley, 41, never lost consciousness and said he felt better after going inside. A three-man crew finished the game.
"I feel fine," Danley said. "They just gave me plenty of fluids, made me sit and doused me with an iced towel."
It was 96 degrees with high humidity when Danley collapsed. The umpire was down for several minutes and cold towels were draped over his head before he was helped off the field by two Cardinals trainers.
The game was resumed after a 12-minute delay with Marvin Hudson, who had been umpiring first base, going behind the plate.
  • CARDINALS: St. Louis placed outfielder J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of tendinitis in his right knee.
    Drew missed three games, and has not responded to treatment as well as the team had hoped. Drew will be eligible to return the day after the All-Star break.
  • WHITE SOX: Chicago reinstated Sandy Alomar Jr. from the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled him from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte. Josh Paul was optioned to Charlotte.
  • YANKEES: New York purchased the contract of catcher Chris Widger from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday and designated catcher Alberto Castillo for assignment.
    Widger was batting .244 with 10 homers and 39 RBIs in 61 games for the Clippers. He was signed to a minor league contract on Feb. 1 and invited to spring training.
    -Compiled from Sun wire reports
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